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Nerve damage surgery today
« on: July 29, 2020, 05:05:52 AM »
Getting my left arm opened up today. Extremely painful. Can't sleep but 2 to 3 hours. It woke me up ay 3:07 this mornin. Left hand all swollen. Operating on the elbow and wrist. They said about 2 weeks for the wrist and 6 weeks for the elbow.
Got my covid test yesterday for my surgery this mornin. Nasal swab. What a head rush. Doesn't hurt really, but overwhelms your senses. Tear'd me up, head wood spin. Then I donated blood since I was off my asprin for an antibody test.
Our friends who were pretty sick this spring had their blood tested. They tested positive. Kinda weird though, we watched their baby boy through it all and we never came down with anything.
Here's a pic of my swollen hand.

 

 

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Re: Nerve damage surgery today
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2020, 05:08:13 AM »
Good luck with your surgery today. That swelling looks painful.

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Re: Nerve damage surgery today
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2020, 05:18:08 AM »
Yes, good luck to you!!
I sure do hope you get some relief.
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Re: Nerve damage surgery today
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2020, 08:38:03 AM »
You are probably already in there as I type this, but best of luck today. I wish you a pain free future and some good consistent sleep.
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Re: Nerve damage surgery today
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2020, 09:31:46 AM »
Good luck today, hoping for a positive outcome.

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 02:42:39 PM »
Hopefully your getting fixed up today to get your pain taken care of 👍

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Re: Nerve damage surgery today
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2020, 12:06:41 AM »
Thanks @stavebuyer @thecfarm @Old Greenhorn @Nebraska @Walnut Beast 
We're good. Mostly pain free. Swelling gone. Numbness only pinky finger. 2 incisions at wrist. 5" one on elbow. Doc said she buried the nerve under 2 muscles. 
1 concerning thing is the pain I was in. She said that's not normal. She thinks something else is possibly wrong. Plus she said it's not normal to be in so much pain, but my blood pressure was barely elevated. I was sweating like a stuck pig. Guess we'll see what morning brings. 
Right arm prolly next. It's numb as I type.



 

 

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Re: Nerve damage surgery today
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2020, 04:56:00 AM »
Thanks for the update, glad you got through it without seeing more of the hospital. ;D I hope this morning when you wake you feel a whole lot better. One day at a time.
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2020, 06:08:36 AM »
Thanks!
Wake up..... :o
Who went to sleep......
They must've given me an opiate when I was in recovery. I hate them. They keep me awake. 
I do have some pain this morning. Not in the way I did before. I suspect it won't be bad with all my other pain meds I'm taking. 
Numbness is almost all gone in pinky.
Yup, one day at a time. I'm a realist. Never get depressed. Lemons make great lemonade....😁

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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2020, 07:39:06 AM »
Well one thing is done. 
I hope they get you straighted out.
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Re: Nerve damage surgery today
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 08:43:15 AM »
 Are your fingers really blue like it looks in the pict. Glad they could fix you up. I have carpal tunnel in both hands from repetitive work in a machine shop for 14 yrs. The doc kept giving me shots in the casing of the nerve in the finger telling me that was going to help. I finally gave up an quit going to him.

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« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2020, 10:16:30 AM »
Good news, I wondered how it went. Be good and let yourself heal. 

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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 02:19:53 PM »
@Ed_K that's just some stuff from surgery. They want me to keep the same bandages on till my Aug 10 appointment. That in my opine isn't very smart. 

@Nebraska yup, yup. Thanks

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« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 02:24:53 PM »
They should know on the bandage. They have done that a few times.  ;D  ;) 
Wife just had shoulder work done. Bandage stayed on for 5 days.
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2020, 03:04:52 PM »
They should know on the bandage. They have done that a few times.  ;D  ;)
Wife just had shoulder work done. Bandage stayed on for 5 days.
Yeah, I know. Wife agreed with them.... :(
She should know also, she does that type of stuff all the time...... think_not
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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2020, 07:37:23 AM »
Update.
Hand/arm doing good. Just some stiffness in my ring finger and thumb. Didn't feel good yesterday. Took a nap at 5, felt better. Had 4 hours sleep night before. 3.5 last night, so we'll see what today brings.

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Re: Nerve damage surgery today
« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2020, 11:40:44 AM »
I take it you had an ulnar nerve transposition?
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2020, 12:36:48 PM »
I take it you had an ulnar nerve transposition?
that and carpal tunnel. Feels multiple times better. But a few minors. Since no pain really have to watch to not use it.
Swelling was really bad. Luckily surgery was scheduled already or I would've been to ER several times. That hurt.
Doc said she buried it under 2 muscles, so hopefully it stays buried. 

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« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2020, 12:11:44 AM »
Update on arm. Arm feels good. Ring finger is stiff. Kinda sore. Little bit numb. Skin is all rough on the hand where it was swollen. 

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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2021, 12:47:00 PM »
Any updates?  Sounds like they helped you out.  I had surgery on Tuesday, no bandage.  They glued the wound shut. No infection.  Maybe I will be able to work again when this is healed up. Will have to refinish the wood floor after I get healed up, they said to walk every day so I am going round and round the house. Hurts to sit down, so walking is my thing.
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